Green roofs, solar panels, outdoor hallways covered with grapevines and a fish tank in the garage, are just some of the amenities added to this one-of-a-kind eco-property. Designed by inventor/engineer Bryan Beaulieu, this home is off the grid AND off the charts when it comes to sustainability.
Learn how this Arizona homeowner used green roof construction, thermal mass and a cooling tower to build his home without central air and still stay comfortable in the desert. Originally called the "hydrogen house", this property is full of environmentally-friendly ideas.
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- 1. Step Outside - Full Episodes
- 2. Design Tips
- 3. Grow it in the Desert
- 4. Pools & Ponds
- 5. Home Design
- 6. Grand Materials Supply
Landscape design winners, the Plant Guru, and Singh Farms
Tucson Botanical Gardens
We take you on a tour of an AZ gem, the Tucson Botanical Gardens
Do It Yourself
Pete Cure shows you how to tackle several DIY backyard projects
French Country Backyard
French Country backyard in the middle of the Arizona desert?
Cozy backyard with a fire pit, comfy seating, and water feature
Spectacular design with a stunning view & answering viewer email
Winning Landscape Design
Paradise Valley landscape showstopper and Singh Farms
Building a Ramada
Pete shows you how to build a Ramada in your backyard
History of the Tucson Botanical Gardens and Butterfly Magic
Tour of barrio and cacti garden at Tucson Botanical Gardens
Alien invasion & native gardening at the Tucson Botanical Gardens
Xeriscaping at the Tucson Botanical Gardens
Stunning pool in Paradise Valley with an incredible view
Pools & Ponds
Magnificent pools and water features throughout Sedona (Part 2)
Magnificent pools and water features throughout Sedona (Part 3)
Fountains & Pools
Magnificent pools and water features throughout Sedona (Part 1)
Take a tour of a home that epitomizes desert living architecture
Take a look at some modern twists in this southern style home
Check out this modern penthouse loft in the middle of AZ desert
Head to the red rocks of Sedona to see a Mediterranean style home
Grand Materials Supply
Shopping for irrigation, granite, and lighting at Grand Materials
Boulders and Rip Rap
Make your landscape stand out by using boulders and rip rap
Pavers and More
Different pavers to choose for your next home project
Choose decorative rocks to make your home perfect